6 Month Scentbird Perfume Subscription Giveaway Spa Week All Stories, Beauty, Fragrance 191 Comments Update: We have our winner! Jess Bates – “Vanilla” Congratulations Jess! We can’t wait for you to discover even more awesome scents in the next six months. Labor Day has passed, sweater weather is right around the corner so now after a summer full of fun florals and sweet scents, it’s time to transition into autumn aromas. That’s right. Bust out those delicious warm musky fragrances. However, our perfume closets seem to be a little out-of-date. It’s time to upgrade in a major way. To find out which trends we need to follow this fall, we chatted with, Rachel ten Brink, the Co-Founder and CEO of Scentbird, an awesome perfume subscription service. If you’re anything like us, you’ve purchased a gigantic bottle of expensive fragrance that you just had to have in the store, took it home and realized it isn’t quite for you two weeks later. Just like that you kiss $100 goodbye, and add it to your packed perfume shelf. That’s why when we discovered Scentbird we were ecstatic. Each month you get a preciously portable bottle of perfume shipped to your door. But, do you have to select from gross reject scents from unknown brands? Nope! Pick from the hottest designer perfumes and you get a spritzer that lasts a whopping 30-days, and costs half the price of a rollerball. Without further ado, check out our conversation with Scentbird’s Rachel ten Brink. What’s the biggest scent trend for Fall 2015? Which specific fragrances do you recommend for this fall? This Fall we’re continuing to see a trend towards deeper, richer scents and woody notes. Oud has become so popular, it’s moving well beyond the niche brands into more mainstream fragrances, particularly for men. We’re also seeing a lot more “intense” and “noir” scents. Some fragrances that I would recommend for the season are: Black Opium by YSL A completely re-invented Opium flanker, Black Opium, is the new feminine fragrance by Yves Saint Laurent. Think Glam Rock Princess. It’s an addictive gourmand floral with notes of black coffee for a kick of energy, white florals to instantly seduce, and vanilla for sweetness and sensuality. Clean White Woods This reminds me of taking a walk in the woods in the early fall when the leaves are still green but the light is bright and the air begins to cool. CLEAN White Woods is a warm, luxurious scent that embodies the pure essence of natural light. The fragrance weaves a cozy, comforting blanket with hints of crisp bergamot leaves, sparkling mandarin, creamy vanilla orchid, sandalwood, praline musks, and a dash of black pepper. Montale Intense Cafe As the weather starts to feel brisk, there may be no smell more comforting and compelling than the bitter, deep, mouthwatering fragrance of the coffee bean. Montale’s Intense Cafe opens with a perfect waft of fresh brewing coffee that will take your breath away. The flourish of coffee bean is paired with a fresh, vegetal rose. The two combine for an unexpectedly dry and refreshing top note. How can you still wear your favorite summer scents during the fall? Fresh, citrus based fragrances are ideal for summer but the cooler weather in the autumn months can make these bright notes feel a little too lightweight. It’s is a great time to experiment with layering bolder scents that contain richer notes underneath the lighter scents. What are some tips for layering multiple scents? Keep it light: Single note fragrances or lighter fragrances are easier to layer. However, especially heady fragrances–think Chanel No. 5, Shalimar, and Opium–or evening/noir fragrances–Versace Noir and Tom Ford Black Orchid–are usually too much if combined and may end up giving you a headache. Also, take it easier on the number of sprays. Your total number of spritzes should be about the same as you’d spray of just one scent. Layer in different places: You don’t have to apply the perfume in the same spot to create a layered effect. Play with applying different scents in different areas of your body. For example, spraying on your pulse points will create a more concentrated effect, while if you spray on your hair it will act like a diffuser giving you a more diaphanous impression. Why do some scents smell differently on different people? There are several reasons for this. First, humans tend to have a natural scent to our skin that mixes with the fragrance. There have also been studies that your diet may impact how a scent smells on you. Additionally, your skin type and pH levels affect how the scent projects. Very dry skin will absorb the oils in the fragrance very quickly while oilier skin allows the scent to sit on top of the skin longer. What are some recommendations for applying perfume to allow the scent to linger as long as possible? Moisturize! As mentioned above, dry skin “drinks up” the perfume oils in a fragrance. Make sure to moisturize after a shower. You can even apply a dab of Vaseline in your pulse points before applying fragrance so it extends even further. We know what you’re thinking. Oh my gosh, I need this in my life! Trust us, we’ve been there and now there’s now a Scentbird spritzer in our purses at all times. Heading to work? Check. Switching over to a clutch for a night out? Scentbird is coming too. Obviously, we want to treat one of you to our favorite services too. That’s why we are giving away a six-month subscription to Scentbird* to one lucky reader. *Promotion available to US residents only. To enter, simply sound off in the comments below and tell us your favorite smell. Good luck! And, now that you’ve been bitten by the scent bug, make sure to check out Bella Maiya Day Spa‘s $50 aromatherapy treatment this October 12-18. Have you entered our Fit Kit Giveaway? Click here to enter to win over 25 fitness and beauty products worth more than $500. 191 Responses via September 18, 2015 I love the smell of sakura. Reply Ami B September 17, 2015 I love light clean scents…anything from Philosophy and my ultimate fave is Ralph Lauren Blue Reply Laura Royal September 16, 2015 I love fruity, tropical scents. Reply Jasmin E. September 16, 2015 I love the smell of cinnamon! Reply Donna K September 15, 2015 I love Anais Anais. Reply helenlam September 15, 2015 I love chocolate scents! Reply Kate Finn September 15, 2015 I love citrus-based scents the most. Reply Kate Finn September 15, 2015 I love citrus scents the most. Reply Kasey Clark September 15, 2015 I love the scent of bergamot oil. The Clean White Woods scent sounds lovely! Reply Raquel Perez September 15, 2015 I love anything that has a clean crisp scent Reply Kristen M. September 15, 2015 My favorite is Chance by Chanel. Reply sandra garibay September 15, 2015 Clean White Woods my favorite smell!! sweet!! Reply jennooo September 15, 2015 Bombshell!! Reply Jenae September 15, 2015 I love the sent ‘Jazmine’ Reply Stacy September 15, 2015 Love the scent of honeysuckle! SO pretty! Reply Marie Holtzmann September 15, 2015 I’m a sucker for pretty much anything floral. I love rose and lavender scents – they instantly take me away. Reply NYCMartini September 15, 2015 I’m obsessed with gardenia. Reply Lauren Dail September 15, 2015 Black Opium by YSL is my new FAV Reply Patty Hancock September 15, 2015 I love Asian inspired scents. One of my favorites is Opium by YSL. Reply Paula Barto September 15, 2015 I love the scent of vanilla. The Clean White Woods sounds amazing. Reply K. Finn September 15, 2015 I love citrus-based scents. Thanks for the chance! Reply Kathleen Gereg September 14, 2015 I love clean scents-lavender as well. Reply EJ Garcia September 14, 2015 I love any sweet scents! Reply cathy phifer September 14, 2015 Bergamot…patchouli… Sandalwood Reply Laura Holland September 14, 2015 Roses. Reply Millie Juenger September 14, 2015 Vanilla or a floral with vanilla overtones is my favorite fragrance. Reply Violet Lyford September 14, 2015 Clean White Woods for me. I’m sure I already smell like coffee. Reply Shiva Rashedi September 14, 2015 Anything YSL or or chanel no5 Reply adrienne z September 14, 2015 I love the spicy scents and the baking scents; vanilla, cinnamon, musky etc. Not into citrus scents at all. Reply Gina Gallagher September 14, 2015 My favorite scent is jasmine! Reply hilary halliday September 14, 2015 I love lavender scents! Reply Linda Levine September 14, 2015 I like citrus based scents Reply Terenda Albritton September 14, 2015 I love the smell of bacon and coffee in the morning, but would rather smell fresh and clean as I go through my day! Reply Matzsmith September 14, 2015 Peony Reply Liezel September 14, 2015 My favorite is mouthwatering fragrance of the coffee bean. Montale’s Intense Cafe opens with a perfect waft of fresh brewing coffee that will take your breath away Reply Tami F September 14, 2015 Anything Citrus and second favorites is Vanilla! Reply Kay September 14, 2015 I love the Philosophy scents: the various Graces Reply Gina Fann September 14, 2015 yes please would love to win this Reply Debbie Bashford September 14, 2015 I like a citrus scent Reply Debbie Bashford September 14, 2015 I like a more citrus smell Reply Angela Poplar September 14, 2015 I am super loving the scent “For Her” by Nisco Rodrigues. Its very floral and elegant! Reply Angela Poplar September 16, 2015 thank you for choosing me as your winner! I feel super excited!!! yay!!! Reply Gail Crawford September 14, 2015 I love fruity and sweet smells. Reply Stephanie Hartman September 14, 2015 I love the smell of roses. Reply Sally Annee September 14, 2015 I like fresh clean scents with earthy undertones or any of the Harvey Prince collection!! Thanks for the awesome opportunity!!! Reply Maira September 14, 2015 I love the opium! But would love to try new scents! Reply Mary Songer September 14, 2015 My current favorite it Versace Eros. My signature scent for years has been Cabochard by Gres. I love perfume and wear it every day. Reply Stacy B September 14, 2015 Vanilla is my fav scent Reply kim binell September 14, 2015 My favorite scents are fruity in nature – they always smell so clean, like a summer day Reply celine girard September 14, 2015 I love all perfumes , but my evening favorite one that i always go back too,is Rush by Gucci , but there is so many good different scent, one for every day, and nights ! Reply sharon September 14, 2015 Honestly, my favorite scent is of horses, hay , barn & leather Reply Casandra LaMonaca September 14, 2015 Love Jasmine and Gardenia scents. Reply Leslie Petersen September 14, 2015 I love floral scents Reply Nicole Huckins September 14, 2015 I’ve tried YSL’s Black Opium and I am in love! Reply Deborah September 14, 2015 I love sandalwood in evening scents but really I am mood oriented and eclectic in my choices. I can take days to settle on a new perfume and there are so many new and classic fragrances to experience today. That decadence really piqued my senses ,Black Opium by YSL is very interesting. Love Chanel Michael Kors gold perfumes and darling Daisy. Reply pallavi patil September 14, 2015 I love Black Opium by YSL Reply Scott Poston September 14, 2015 I love the smell of sandalwood- or anything incense-y. Reply melanie h September 14, 2015 Lavender is one of my favorite scents! Reply Stacy Giacosa-Bauer September 14, 2015 I love Gardenia and other Floral Scents! Reply Cynthia Chatham September 14, 2015 My favorite types of scents are fresh, clean and floral. Reply Kaila Turck September 14, 2015 Anything fall. It’s my favorite season. Pumpkins, spiced apples, burning leaves. I love it all !! Reply Kaila Turck September 14, 2015 Black opium smells super lovely ! Reply Melissa September 14, 2015 The smell of the forest deep within it right after it rains or early in the morning walking out of a Cabin. Reply Colleen fitzpatrick September 13, 2015 Anything clean and fresh. Clean white woods would be a start. Reply Elissa Wong September 13, 2015 I love the smell of fresh brewed coffee! 🙂 Reply kathy d September 13, 2015 the smell of a rose Reply Amy Z. September 13, 2015 I love lavender and floral scents! Reply Karessa W September 13, 2015 I love scents that smell warm. Like something with a hint of musk to it. Reply aleialaw September 13, 2015 I love fruity or gourmand smells. Reply Tee A September 12, 2015 I love lavender and Clean White Woods Reply Janelle September 12, 2015 I love COCO MADEMOISELLE! I typically like to use a softer floral like scent and I really really love lavender and would love to try a lavender scented perfume! Reply Cici Slider September 12, 2015 Has to be the smell of coffee and chocolate! Reply Erin Dear September 12, 2015 My favorite scent is Escada Into The Blue, wishing I could find a replacement since it was a limited edition. Reply Karissa Singleton September 12, 2015 My favorite scent is probably fresh cut grass or clean laundry. My favorite scent to wear is something floral but with sweet not musk. 🙂 I have a favorite Michael Kors perfume that I wear for special occasions. Reply Sharon September 12, 2015 Ylang ylang is one of my favorites. Thanks! Reply Sharon September 12, 2015 ylang ylang is one of my most favorites. Thanks! Reply Margaret Maggie Porter September 12, 2015 Vanilla is my fave Reply Madonna A September 12, 2015 I am truly a woodsy girl ! I love heavy scents that last all day! Reply Margaret Maggie Porter September 12, 2015 I like the vanilla scent. Reply laura cummings September 12, 2015 Roses and musk scents for me Reply Angela Erbes September 12, 2015 I like fresh, light, clean scents, makes me feel relaxed and happy. 💜 Reply Rachel Beltz September 12, 2015 My favorite smell is anything vanilla!! Honestly though after reading about coffee notes in perfumes.. I’m really curious to branch out and try new scents! Reply Alexander S. September 12, 2015 I would love to try clean white woods. I love a clean scent. Reply Robin Meeks September 12, 2015 White Wood Reply Rina C. September 12, 2015 I love all fresh and fruity scents!!! Reply liz kilcher September 12, 2015 clean white woods looks awesome, probably smells great Reply Natalie September 12, 2015 Light florals such as jasmine, lilac or lavender Reply Natalie September 12, 2015 I like florals, lavender, lilac, jasmine Reply Maya Rivera September 12, 2015 Clean white woods, it’s sweet! Reply sasha payne September 12, 2015 i would love to try clean white woods. I love a clean scent. Reply Kari Coffey September 12, 2015 My favorite scent is something nice and clean, I really enjoy Philosophy scents. Reply Kathy deseno September 12, 2015 I would love to win the 6 months free subscription. Thank you for the opportunity. Perfume and cologne,is my new vice Reply Mary Hoffman September 12, 2015 Aloha Friend: I live in Hawaii & I have found that The Light Musk Fragrances last longer. Vanilla Musk, for daytime…Emeraude for evening. I also like Shalimar so very much still. Reply anna September 12, 2015 Lavender is my favorite scent because it reminds me of my Granny. 🙂 Reply Sara Harrison September 12, 2015 My favorite scents are fresh& clean like Eternity! Thank you Reply Lori September 12, 2015 Woodsy scents are my fav! CLEAN White Woods sounds lovely! Reply Maria Noll September 12, 2015 My favorite scent has always been Vanilla. Reply Heather W. September 12, 2015 My favorite Autumn scent is Jo Malone’s Pomegranate Noir! Reply Sabrina Joy September 12, 2015 My favorite smell is Vanilla Bourbon! 🙂 Reply Kerry Schwidde September 12, 2015 I <3 sweet smelling perfumes! Reply McKenna Long September 12, 2015 I LOOOOOVE warm smells..one of my favorites is Bvlgari Jasmine Noir, and I also love the original Michael Kors! Reply John H. September 12, 2015 My wife like Lauren by Ralph Lauren. I think she would like the Clean White Wood fragrance scent from above. Reply Miriah September 12, 2015 I love the vanilla scent! It’s soft and pretty! Reply jade September 12, 2015 new favorite is ck reveal its modern yet.chic and yes its mens but i love wearing it when my bf has to deal with family issues and hes gone for hours legitimately and i sprinkle some on a shirt cover my pillow n zZZz Reply Kathy McCrae September 12, 2015 Light floral for day, and mixed floral spice for nights. Reply GINA BLADES September 12, 2015 I love Gucci by Gucci, Miss Dior, Chanel Mademoiselle, Ralph Lauren Romance (classic), Ferragamo Signorina. Reply J. Fair September 12, 2015 My favorite smells are any scents with a clean, light, powdery smell. Reply Darnelle Echols September 12, 2015 My favorite scent would be sandlewood Reply Mary DeLong September 12, 2015 I fell in love with a watermelon scent this past summer! It was wonderful! I recently picked up some pumpkin spice for fall! Not sure on a good winter scent, but thinking something with sandalwood! Reply DQ September 11, 2015 Lilac is my favorite scent. Reply Kimberley September 11, 2015 I love the smell of vanilla. Reply Jessica Herring September 11, 2015 Tropical breeze! Reply Stephanie V. September 11, 2015 I love jasmine in general, Michael by Michael Kors, Frédéric Malle Portrait of a Lady, and the other 40 bottles on the shelf. It’s a mood, time of day, type of satisfaction! tvollowitz at aol dot com Reply Cynthia Richardson September 11, 2015 My favorite smell is orange blossoms. Reply Nancy Jachcik September 11, 2015 Hermes Rouge Reply neha singla September 11, 2015 Black Opium by YSL Reply Karla Sceviour September 11, 2015 I love the scent of vanilla! Reply Kim Lencsak September 11, 2015 My favorite scent is Philosophy’s Amazing Grace Reply Liezel September 11, 2015 Would love love love to win Reply monique s September 11, 2015 I love the smell of vanilla Reply Susan P. September 11, 2015 My favorite scent is Lily of the Valley or Jasmine. Reply Mary W September 11, 2015 My favorite smell or scent is Patchouli. Reply sarah yaus September 11, 2015 I love Marc Jacobs Daisy! I wear it everyday! 🙂 Reply Candy September 11, 2015 Roses Reply Kaila turck September 11, 2015 I’ve always been obsessed with I love love by mochino and Burberry brit. Reply cindy storckman September 11, 2015 i have never tried this, but would love to!!! Reply Sharon Bugar September 11, 2015 I love a light, fresh scent, nothing heavy. Reply Pat dunn September 11, 2015 Clean white woods Reply Leslie Cubero September 11, 2015 I love sweet smells: vanilla, caramel, and cotton candy!! Reply Jennifer H. September 11, 2015 These scent of the above smells that I would like would be Clean White Woods. Reply barbara Tryon September 11, 2015 My Favorite smell is Japanese cherry blossom. Reply barbara Tryon September 11, 2015 Following on Instagram tryonbarbara Reply Jennifer H. September 11, 2015 I like my Ralph Lauren – Lauren perfume. Reply Vikki parman September 11, 2015 My favorite smell is apples with cinnamon Reply Michelle Fine September 11, 2015 Peony scent is my favorite. Reply Laurie Clark September 11, 2015 I like sandalwood and musky scents. Reply JenniferM September 11, 2015 I love subtle scents. Not overpowering. I really like philosophy’s Amazing Grace. Reply Candace Galan-Calderon September 11, 2015 My favorite smell is probably sandalwood, although I like many different kinds of scents. Reply Chris September 11, 2015 My favorite smell is brownies baking! Reply Jessica B September 11, 2015 My favorite scent is floral. Reply anna donato September 11, 2015 I love Black Opium. For me, personally, it really does smell great. Reply Jessica September 11, 2015 My favorite smell is that of the ocean. That salty, sort of fishy, but yet fresh smell. As far as perfumes go, I like subtle scents that people have to be really near me to smell. Reply Theresa Molsky September 11, 2015 Amazing Grace is my signature scent but I would love to find something to new to shake things up a bit! Reply Deborah Curran September 11, 2015 my absolute favorite is Shalimar. I also like Joop Bain and Jill Sanders Sun Reply suzannah dorr September 11, 2015 I actually love the smell of peonies 🙂 I always had them outside my house growing up and the fragrance has always been my favorite 🙂 Reply Barbara Mayes September 11, 2015 that is a tough choice because I love so many. patchouli is a favorite of mine, lilac, jasmine, honeysuckle, musk. Reply Dorothy Borgese September 11, 2015 Love the smell of lilac but perfumes never do it justice. Reply Christine A September 11, 2015 Love amber notes. Reply Vash September 11, 2015 I would love to try clean white woods Reply Chelsea Walters September 11, 2015 My favorite scent is anything vanilla. Reply Sand September 11, 2015 For fall, I love Mondale Sweet Oriental Dream. Reply Ana Aquino September 11, 2015 My favorite smell is fruity floral that sparkles inside and out. Notes of red currants dazzle with splash of champagne, opening with energy and excitement! Reply Bree Peterson September 11, 2015 My favorites usually have a base of vanilla and/or sandalwood. LaVanila Vanilla Lavender is my current go to. Reply LILA V. September 11, 2015 Love that fresh linen scent, or vanilla Reply Rachelle September 11, 2015 I was forwarded to your page from Spa Week’s IG. I love this subscription idea! Definitely going to keep it in mind for the holidays. Reply Sarah Jarrett September 11, 2015 I love the smell of my mum’s signature scent. L’air du temps. When I’m off living abroad one little spritz in the shop and I feel like I’m home! Reply Jacqueline Silver-Morillo September 11, 2015 I love Atelier Cologne Rose Anonyme Cologne Absolue smells divine! Reply Gabriela Sanchez September 11, 2015 This sounds so perfect. I love to try my favorite scent is floral. Reply Tomekia Walker September 11, 2015 My favorite scents are woody sensual smells. I like to spray it on my shirts. Reply robbie September 11, 2015 fave scent for a night out is viktor&rolf’s flowerbomb. Reply Clarissa hiciano September 11, 2015 One of my favorite scents of all time is Daisy by Marc Jacobs Reply patty September 11, 2015 I love light floral scents…..makes me feel very feminine and girly without being overpowering.. Reply Andrea Darst September 11, 2015 I love the smell of vanilla! Reply Deborah Anderson September 11, 2015 My favorite scent is Fendi. Guess I’m going to have to find a new favorite scent now. Maybe Scentbird can replicate Fendi for me? Reply Deborah Anderson September 11, 2015 sounds great! Reply Deborah Anderson September 11, 2015 my favorite scent is Fendi Reply Deborah Anderson September 11, 2015 sorry for the multiple responses – I kept getting an error message and couldn’t tell if my post had gone through or not Reply Erin Hall September 11, 2015 Flora Gucci perfume Reply Toby September 11, 2015 I love the citrusy scents! So fresh and invigorating! Reply Brandy Burkett September 11, 2015 Versace Bright Crystal! Reply Randi Leeman September 11, 2015 This seems like a great concept…great to learn about I didn’t know about this Reply Trisha B. September 11, 2015 I think Clean White Woods sounds the best! Reply ellen willett September 11, 2015 Amarige givenchy Reply Heather Rafle September 11, 2015 I love plumeria and lavender. Reply Sandy Weinstein September 11, 2015 i love the classic Chanel scents. no. 5 and chance Reply Kaleena September 11, 2015 I love floral scents, especially rose! Reply Susan Stickney September 11, 2015 Jasmine Reply Elly Craig September 11, 2015 cedarwood Reply Nina wikfors September 11, 2015 I’m new to perfume so I don’t know that many.. But my favorite far is Candy by Prada. Reply nicole September 11, 2015 I love floral scents 🙂 Reply Karen Cogburn September 11, 2015 Cinnamon is the best scent Reply Meena nichani September 11, 2015 My favorite scent is jasmine ! Reply Sherry Martindale September 11, 2015 My favorite smell is lavender 🙂 Reply Court September 11, 2015 Anything vanilla or lavender!! Reply Angela Teodorczy September 11, 2015 I love the smell of coffee and will be purchasing Montale Intense Cafe. I hope to win the six month subscription so I can smell delicious all winter long! Reply Tamara B September 11, 2015 I love light floral scents Reply aarone mawdsley September 11, 2015 i like vanilla and bergemot Reply Mary September 11, 2015 Lavender Reply Abby Kraynick September 11, 2015 I love lemon/citrus scents. They make me feel happy and positive 💜💚💙 Reply Samantha s September 11, 2015 I love sweet smells! Reply Jennifer Hess September 11, 2015 I love a Sweet Floral scent❤️ Reply Start a Conversation to via Cancel a Conversation Connect with Enter your WordPress.com blog URL http://.wordpress.com Proceed Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.